The simple fancy pattern in which this scarf is worked is very effective and quite easy to do. It provides a change from the plain knitted type.
Editor’s Note: This vintage knitted scarf pattern is excerpted from Woolcraft: A Practical Guide to Knitting and Crochet, first published in 1915.
Vintage Knitted Scarf
- 6 ozs of 5-ply “White Heather” Scotch Fingering Wool
- Two No. 8 Celluloid Knitting Needles
Work at a tension to produce about 6½ stitches to the inch.
Cast on 59 stitches (for a 9 inch width).
1st row: K.5, *wool forward, K.2 together, K.4, repeat from * to the end of row.
2nd row: K.5, *P.1, K.5, repeat from * to the end of the row.
3rd row: Knit plain.
4th to 7th rows: Repeat the last two rows twice.
8th row: Like the 2nd row.
9th row: K.2, *wool forward, K.2 together, K.4, repeat from * to the last stitch, knit this.
10th row: K.2, P.1, *K.5, P.1, repeat from * to the last 2 stitches, knit these.
11th row: Knit plain.
Repeat the last 2 rows twice.
16th row: Like the 10th row.
Repeat these 16 rows until the Scarf measures 50 inches, or the required length. Add a fringe to each end.